Camouflage for the new Supra borrowed from warshipsAugust 3, 2018
As a basis for drawing a camouflage film prototype of the new “Supra” Toyota took the camouflage cover of the warships of the First World War. It was combined with elements of livery Toyota Gazoo Racing and text with an in-factory index of the model – A90. As a result, a pattern that disrupts the true proportions of the sport car from any distance is obtained.
“During the preparatory work,” – says head of the art department of the European creative agency Toyota Dan Beckett, – “We came across the camouflage of the warships of the First World War. The meaning of these geometric patterns was not to disguise the vessel, but to hide its shape and even the direction of motion. ”
Taking it as a basis, the designers added elements of the livery of the racing cars Toyota Gazoo Racing – black and white trapezoidal figures on a white background, as well as the code of the sports car chassis.
The functionality of the camouflage cover was first tested on a computer model of the prototype FT-1, and later on the GT86 sports car. At the final stage, matte and glossy vinyl panels were created, which were used for phototests in different lighting conditions. Glossy coating was more effective in natural lighting, so Toyota management decided to use it.
The pre-production prototype Toyota Supra of the new generation debuted in July at the Festival of Speed in Goodwood. The car, hidden by camouflage, took part in the race to climb the hill. During the race at the wheel of the sports car was the chief engineer of the Toyota Supra project Tetsuya Tada.